Day tour of Wicklow, Glendalough & Powerscourt.

With Activity options of Horseback Riding or Guided Walk

Tour Costs:

  • Adult Tour Only : €35 (No activities, visit Powerscourt Gardens)
  • Seniors (60+) Students, Children (5-16yrs) Tour Only : €32
  • Tour with Guided Walk: €42
  • Tour with Horseback Riding: €85.

Operates: Daily, Year Round.
Pickup at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street at 09:20am

Day Tour of Wicklow, Glendalough & Powerscourt.

Activity options of a Guided Walk or Horse Riding

Highlights: Powerscourt House & Gardens, Enniskerry, Guided Walk or Horse Riding, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Lough Tay, Sally Gap, Guinness Estate and Glendalough.

Lough Tay Wicklow

Lough Tay, Wicklow

This Award-winning Tour leaves from Dublin Daily. There are options on this tour to visit the Powerscourt Gardens (discounted rate of €8 not covered in cost), enjoy a Guided Walk or Horse-Ride in the Wicklow Hills.

Your tour starts with a pickup from Dublin and a scenic drive south into the hills and glens of county Wicklow. The guides are very friendly and full of local history and stories of both Dublin and Wicklow and will keep you informed along the way.

Our first stop on the tour is Enniskerry (film location of “P.S. I Love You” and “Leap Year”), a small picturesque Victorian estate village in Wicklow.

Powerscourt Gardens

Powerscourt Gardens

Here you are brought to your chosen activity or the Powerscourt House & Gardens.

About the Activities: The activities are approx. 1.5hrs in length and suitable for both beginners and the more experienced alike with great guides to assist.

The Powerscourt Gardens (discounted rate of €8 not covered in cost). The Gardens were Voted No. 3 in the World’s Top 10 Gardens by the National Geographic.

After your activity or visit to Powerscourt we all meet back up and take a break for lunch in Enniskerry. We like to go to a local cafe here called “Poppies, who offer a wide selection of lunches. From their Poppies pie to soup, sandwiches, salads and excellent deserts. They also cater for vegetarians.

Horse riding in Wicklow

Horse Riding in Wicklow

The tour continues after lunch through the Wicklow Mountains visiting many of Wicklow’s wonderful highlights.

Including Wicklow Mountain National Park, The Sally Gap, Lough Tay, the Guinness Lake (film location of “Excalibur” and “Brave Heart”), “P.S. I Love You” bridge, Glendalough and its 6th century monastic site. There are many stops as we make our way towards Glendalough to take some wonderful scenic pictures.

On reaching Glendalough, your guide will show you around the 6th century Monastic site of St. Kevin. They will also explain some of the areas history and folklore to you. Then you will have some free time to explore Glendalough valley and the two lakes. There are many places here to enjoy a bite to eat or a coffee.

Afterwards we will return to Dublin for approx. 17:30.

tripadvisor - Day Tour of WicklowOur Day Tour of Wicklow has been voted the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award by the many visitors who have enjoyed our tours.

We are honored to have received such recognition for our tours and would like to thank those who gave us such great reviews. We would also like to thank our guides who really where the ones who gained this award.

  • The tours are small groups with 16 persons max per coach, making sure you are well looked after along the way.
  • All the guides are local, fully qualified and full of the history and stories of the places visited.
  • Larger groups can be also catered for.

Booking Confirmation
• You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking

• In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Save Paper: You do not need to print your confirmation as the Guide will have your name on his list for the tour.

Note that the horse riding and biking are provided by a third party .

New Flexible Cancellation Policy:

If you can’t do your tour due to the any COVID19 travel restrictions. You will get a full refund or we can postpone to another more suitable date, otherwise policy is as below.

• A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 48hrs in advance, or in case of no-show.
• A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 72hrs in advance.
• No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance.

If you cannot make the tour on the date requested and you contact us with in 48hrs of your tour date, then we may be able to provide an alternative date depending on availability.

Get up and out and see Ireland’s natural beauty !

This tour company specializes in bringing folks out to the Irish countryside and provides a refreshing alternative to the standard “on the bus, off the bus” options. If you are an active person or group – this is your option.

The rugged (and tamed portions of the) Irish countryside are worthwhile to see up front and personal. On our trip to Wicklow, participants chose to hike, horseback, or just see exquisite award-winning gardens.

Our horseback riding was “on target” – trail riding into the national park forest where we even were able to get up close to wild deer. The stable chose the right horses for the different levels of skill and allowed those of us who wanted and were able to actually seriously ride. Afternoon included spectacular scenery and a nice 45 min nature walk that included ancient ruins of an old Monastery town.
The guide was well informed, entertaining, and provided great insights into the Irish culture, history and mindset.

Date of experience: April 2016

5 Star Review


Tour Costs:

  • Adult Tour Only : €35 (No activities, visit Powerscourt Gardens)
  • Seniors (60+) Students, Children (5-16yrs) Tour Only : €32
  • Tour with Guided Walk: €42
  • Tour with Horseback Riding: €85.

Pick Up Location

Pickup Locations:
Dublin Molly Malone statue – Suffolk St: 9:20am

Other Pickups are available upon request for groups of 10+

Return to Dublin for 5:30pm

What to bring

For the Day tours we recommend you bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes / trainers
  • Rain gear, just in case
  • Wear Jeans if you doing the Horse Riding, (Boots, Helmet are supplied by the stable)
  • Sun Cream
  • Camera
  • Water

Customer Reviews


What does your Transport look like?

We use small white buses with “Hilltoptreks” written on them.

Do I need to print my Ticket?

No, Once you book online, Your name and details are on the guides list for your tour.

Tour with Guided Walk:

  • It’s highly recommended that you wear comfortable shoes/boots when you pick this package

Tour with Horse Riding:

  • Suitable for both beginners and experienced riders
  • You’ll be provided with horse riding equipment
  • Make sure to wear trousers on the date of the tour if you pick this package
  • Maximum weight requirement for males is 15 stone (210 pound/95 kilograms). For females, it’s 16 stone (224 pounds/102 kilograms)
  • Minimum age requirement: Age 13.

Do you have to do an activity?

No, You can choose to visit the Powerscourt Gardens.

Do you need to be an experienced Horse rider?

No, The stables can cater for all abilities from Beginner to the more experienced.

How long is the Walk?

The walk is approx 1.5hrs in length and of an easy type but gives you some great views.

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